|Safety Assessment of Freeway Merging and Diverging Influence Areas Based on Conflict Analysis of Simulated Traffic - Atamo, Markus Alito|
The safety of merging and diverging influence areas, intersections, interchanges, and other traffic facilities is assessed by tracking and analyzing police-reported motor vehicle crash records. Since the nature of road crashes is random and infrequent, this process is slow to reveal the need for remediation of the roadway design and traffic control strategy. Moreover, this process is not applicable to assess new designs that have not yet been built, or deployed in the real world...
Keywords: conflict, traffic, engineering, theses; crash; freeway; merging; surrogate; driving; dissertation
|Experimental study of aluminum sheet surface roughness using optical interferometry - Lucachick, Glenn Arthur|
During sheet metal forming, the surface finish changes as the sheet slides bends, and stretches against the tools. Specially engineered surface finishes have been developed by automakers to improve forming consistency and painting quality. This study assessed the evolution of surface parameters on aluminum sheet surface finishes during manufacturing processes. The scope of this work is experimental...
Keywords: university of colorado denver; master of science; auraria library; mechanical engineering; interferometry; surface texture
|Historical Studies Journal, University of Colorado Denver, 2004 - Department of History, University of Colorado Denver|
From journal's website:The University of Colorado Denver History Department supports and produces the Historical Studies Journal each year to provide students with opportunities to participate in publishing and editing professional history papers as part of our individual and collective paths toward becoming historians. Writing papers for submission, walking through the editing process as an author, and editing papers produced by others allows students to develop and practice skill sets that a...
Keywords: periodicals; colorado; history
|Playing tag in the dark : diagnosing slowness in library response time - Brown-Sica, Margaret S.|
in this article the author explores how the systems department at the Auraria Library (which serves more than thirty thousand primarily commuting students at the University of Colorado-Denver, the Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the Community College of Denver) diagnosed and analyzed slow response time when querying proprietary databases. Issues examined include vendor issues, proxy issues, library network hardware, and bandwidth and network traffic...
Keywords: library science, information networks, academic libraries, information storage and retrieval; auraria library; proxy; bandwidth; network traffic; response time
|The influence of early life adversity and social cue on cocaine-induced dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens - Grotewold, Susan Karen|
The susceptibility to cocaine addiction varies as a function of idiosyncratic and environmental factors, differentially predisposing individuals to this disorder as a product of the combination of these variables. In particular, early life adversity has been identified as playing a key role in the development of substance abuse, and exposure to chronic stress during early critical periods may sensitise individuals to the reinforcing properties of psychostimulants...
Keywords: Early Life Adversity; Microdialysis; Social Reward; Stress; Dopamine
|Comparing City-Scale Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission accounting methods : implementation, approximations, and policy relevance - Chavez, Abel Antonio|
More than 1,200 cities worldwide are embarking on low carbon goals. However, currently there are no protocols in place to consistently account for GHG emissions associated with cities. Thus, this thesis explores mathematical relationships, approximations, implementation challenges, and policy relevance for three city-scale GHG emission accounting methods: Purely Territorial, Trans-Boundary Infrastructure Supply-Chain Footprint (TBIF), and Consumption-Based Footprint (CBF)...
Keywords: city-scale ghg emissions; GHG accounting; sustainability; GHG footprinting
|Examination of Colorado water legislation, its issues, programs, and their relationships : 1931 to 2006 - Gallaher, Samuel Ballou|
This thesis describes how water laws' issues and tools passed by the Colorado State Legislature changed between 1931 and 2006. Data was provided through previous work accomplished by Dr. Schlager and Dr. Heikkila under a National Science Foundation grant. The data were analyzed through multiple time scales: era, decade, and year. The number of laws passed, the issues they addressed, and policy tools used were described by graphical representation, descriptive statistics, correlation tests, and i...
Keywords: university of colorado denver; water policy; master of public affairs
|Adversaries, psychology, social movements, and world politics - Turtledove, Nina Lois|
Within philosophy we fmd at least two major paradigms with which it is possible to conceptualize the nature of reality: what I call the dualistic paradigm, and the integrated paradigm. Aspects of these worldviews are evidenced in the way we "deal" with adversaries, both on a psychological level and in our actions in the world. I argue that not only do these paradigms exist in philosophy and in the-actions of individuals, but they can be discerned in the events of history as well...
Keywords: dualism; university of colorado denver; auraria library; history; philosophy; politics; thesis
|Assessment of concrete masonry units containing aggregate replacements of waste glass and rubber tire particles - Isler, Jerry W.|
Sustainable construction has become an interest in the engineering community and several standards have been developed to assess the environmental impact of new construction projects. Research has shown that it is possible to use recycled materials to replace some of the traditional mixture components in concrete products and produce a more sustainable building material. Two materials that are currently recycled and have the possibility of use in concrete applications are waste glass and rubber ...
Keywords: construction; concrete; masonry; rubber; engineering standards; aggregate
|The dream of modernity: finding meaning in the modern tradition - Mitchell, Galen Patrick|
This paper argues that in order for philosophy to move forward without undue baggage, post-modernism should be addressed from the analytic perspective--including the contemporary philosophy that has grown out of it. This paper takes up that task with relation to Derrida's "Diff�rance" through a discussion of language and meaning in Frege, Russell, Quine and Paul Churchland. In discussing the differences between these thinkers' theories of meaning we can see that post-modernism, at least with r...
Keywords: Philosophy of Language; Philosophy of Mind; Post-modernism; Humanities; Paul Churchland
|The performance of a curvilinear versus a rectangular basement foundation design in expansive clay soils - Gardiner, Michael|
Shallow foundation design in expansive soils has generally been approached in the industry using a typical pier/beam or spread footing/foundation wall and reinforcement design. The addition of supporting piers anchored in stable soils and excavated expansion areas under beam elements have modified a traditional foundation design for expansive soils. This traditional approach to foundation design uses designs that mitigate around the swelling effects, rather than designing to take advantage of, o...
Keywords: Expansive Soils; Finite Element; Swelling Soils; Civil Engineering; Clay
|A design-based approach to teaching sustainability - Walter, Kim R.|
We live on a finite ecological system, yet consume as though resources are unlimited. Current environmental data suggests many in the developed world are living beyond what the earth is able to sustain. The paradigms in which we operate continue to support a path of constant consumption that continues to exacerbate this problem. Technology educators can and should play a valuable role in working with students to question these paradigms through lessons that begin to engage students toward thinki...
Keywords: Educational Technology; Middle School; Sustainability; Educational Studies and Research; Action Research
|Ben Sherman interview - Center for Colorado and the West at Auraria Library|
An interview with Ben Sherman, a member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe of Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Filmed at the Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building in Aurora, CO on July 13, 2010.
Keywords: oral history; native american; american indian; oglala; lakota; sioux
|Warrior Natives - Center for Colorado and the West, Auraria Library|
Native American warrior, Doug Goodfeather, speaks the meaning and history of the Native American warrior culture. "[The warriors] were the protectors of the people [who] laid down their lives down so that the people could go on to live and prosper [and] always be kept safe."
Keywords: american indians; native americans; warriors; soldiers eagle and staff; powwow
|Assessment for Students' Conceptual Readiness and Multiplicative Reasoning - Legnard, Erika|
This research thesis addressed the problem of how teachers can assess students' readiness to begin learning and progress through multiplicative reasoning. Addressing this problem is important, particularly because this type of reasoning serves as a conceptual foundation for higher-level mathematical topics, such as fractions, ratios, proportions, and algebra. When students and teachers struggle with these higher-level topics, assessing conceptual prerequisites plays a key role in identifying and...
Keywords: mathematics education; education; assessment; measurement; evaluation
|Comparative analysis of communication architectures and technologies for smart grid distribution network - Hammoudeh, Monther A.|
A critical piece of the Smart Grid infrastructure is the communications network for data gathering, control and supervision capabilities that extend to the customer demarcation point. Over several decades, the electric utilities built a robust communications networks connecting electric grid subsystems except for the “last mile” connecting to the end user premise. A primary goal of Smart Grid (SG) is to expand the communications network throughout the Distribution Network (DN) thus enabling ...
Keywords: electrical engineering; mathematics; smart grid
|Consumer Health Informatics and the Medically Underserved: The Role of Information Technology in Health Information Access and Health Communication in the United States - Moore, Susan Louise|
This thesis describes the results of a survey conducted to explore information technology (IT) and health information technology utilization patterns, impact, and the validity of Diffusion of Innovations (DoI) theoretical principles among patients who receive primary health care in an urban safety net setting. Utilization in the surveyed population was similar to national utilization for widely adopted technologies...
Keywords: consumer health informatics; health communication; health information technology; priority populations
|Investigating leadership practices in successful schools serving ELA learners: telling the story - Rubin, Wendy|
This study is one of five thematic dissertations, which focus on investigating the leadership practices of principals leading successful schools serving ELA learners. Schools selected for participation in this study had (a) an open enrollment policy, (b) at least 40% of total enrollment consisting of ELL students, (c) a total School Performance Framework (SPF) rating greater than 49% for elementary schools, and great than 45% for middle schools and high schools, (d) at least 50% of the students ...
Keywords: English Language Learners; Leadership; Leadership Practices; Student Achievement; ducational Studies and Research
|Treatment journey experience of latino/a lung and head-and-neck cancer patients and patient navigation program recommendations - Drennan, Ava Roxanne|
There is a dearth in the literature about low-income Latino/a head-and-neck and lung cancer patients' experiences during treatment, including the challenges they face during this journey, and how to help them better navigate their treatment and improve related outcomes. In this study, five Latino/a head-and-neck and four lung cancer patients, six caregivers, seven key informants, and seven patient navigators were interviewed to better understand the experiences of these patients along their trea...
Keywords: cancer; hispanic; latino; lung; patient navigation
|A history of access of diverse students at the University of Colorado Boulder, 1964-2012 - Mugge-Cozza, Molly|
Racial disparities have been, and continue to be, a major obstacle facing post-secondary educational institutions throughout the United States. In response to the call for institutional and external accountability by stakeholders interested in higher education, the aim of this dissertation is to provide an historical analysis of race and diversity at the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB). UCB was chosen as the focus for the current study because it is the flagship public university in the sta...
Keywords: Higher Education; History of Education; Racial Disparities; Diverse student access; Educational Studies and Research
|On characterizations and structure of interval digraphs and unit probe interval graphs - Dasgupta, Shilpa|
Interval graphs and their variations have been studied extensively for the last 50 years from both a theoretical standpoint and due to their importance in applications. In this thesis we will explore several variations of interval graphs and unit interval graphs including interval digraphs, interval bigraphs and probe interval graphs. Interval graphs were mathematically introduced by Hajos . The origin of interval graphs may also be regarded as an application to the research of Benzer in 195...
Keywords: mathematics; digraphs
|Impacts of mountain pine beetle (dendroctonus ponderosae) and fire disturbances on forest ecosystem carbon dynamics and species composition - Caldwell, Megan K.|
Forests play an important role in storing and sequestering carbon, where conifer forests in particular, store more than 33% within the terrestrial carbon pool. Disturbances, such as fire and insects, impact the amount of carbon that can be stored over time in conifer forests. Stand composition and structure, which plays an important role in carbon storage over time, may be altered by these large disturbances...
Keywords: forest carbon; forest vegetation; beetles; environment; insects
|2008 elections : realignment of the American political map - Balaban, Leonid|
The main purpose for this thesis is to investigate and test the possibility that electoral realignment in the U.S. took place between 2004 through 2008. Evidence, based on some initial empirical indicators and scholarly analysis, will be presented, that the 2008 Presidential and Congressional elections signaled a continuous movement of the political pendulum from a conservative/right position to a more liberaVleft one...
Keywords: university of colorado denver; auraria library; us politics; barack obama; mitt romney
|Investigating leadership practices in successful schools serving ELA learners with a focus on mathematics achievement - Holloway, Susan Wittman|
This study defines and analyzes the successful leadership practice of a principal of an urban K-8 school serving English Language Learners in the western United States during the 2012-2013 academic year. Focusing on the self-identified leadership practice of a school leader evidenced to positively affect student learning, this study seeks to extend knowledge about what principals actually do to within the context of their schools to improve academic achievement for students...
Keywords: Leadership Practice; Educational Studies and Research; Mathematics Education; Urban Schools
|CHRONIC CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION OF VALPROIC ACID: INCREASED PRO-SURVIVAL PHOSPHO-PROTEINS AND GROWTH CONE ASSOCIATED PROTEINS WITH NO BEHAVIORAL PATHOLOGY - Bates, Ryan Christopher|
Valproic acid (VPA) is the most widely prescribed antiepileptic drug due to its ability to treat a broad spectrum of seizure types. However, potential complications of this drug include anticonvulsant polytherapy metabolism, organ toxicity and teratogenicity which limit its use in a variety of epilepsy patients. Direct delivery of VPA intracerebroventricularly (ICV) could circumvent the toxic effects normally seen with the oral route of administration...
Keywords: elevated plus maze; epilepsy; pharmacology; valproic acid; growth cone
|Sexual repeat victimization and trauma: An ecological perspective - Tomisch, Elizabeth|
Sexual repeat victimization, or more than one sexual assault perpetrated by distinct offenders, is a well-documented social problem. Repeat victimizations disproportionately comprise a large number of total incidents, and survivors of sexual victimization are 2 to 3 times more likely to be revictimized than those never sexually assaulted (Merrill, Newell, Gold, & Milner, 1999; Russell, 1986). Survivors of sexual repeat victimization are more likely to develop depression, anxiety, posttraumatic s...
Keywords: public administration; victimization; rape; sexual assault; binary logistic regression
|Significant Life Experience: Exploring the lifelong influence of place-based environmental and science education on program participants - Colvin, Corrie Ruth|
Current research provides a limited understanding of the life long influence of nonformal place-based environmental and science education programs on past participants. This study looks to address this gap, exploring the ways in which these learning environments have contributed to environmental identity and stewardship. Using Dorothy Holland's approach to social practice theory's understanding of identity formation, this study employed narrative interviews and a close-ended survey to understand...
Keywords: environmental identity; place-based education; social practice theory; stewardship behavior; science education
|Steeped in History, Light on Technology: A Genre Analysis of Digital Storytelling Guidebooks - Smilack, Jaqueline|
This thesis explores the relatively new genre of digital storytelling guidebooks and its effects on how facilitators and digital story creators approach the digital writing process. Through a genre theory lens, this project identifies the genre features of digital storytelling guidebooks - the inclusion of the history of digital storytelling; a consistent definition of digital story and discussion of how to structure digital stories; and the use of an informal writing style (as opposed to a tech...
Keywords: composition; digital rhetoric; digital storytelling; genre theory
|Interorganizational relationships and nongovernmental organization institutional sustainability in Uganda - Kagan, Jennifer Anne|
This thesis examines a network of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) operating in a suburban community in Uganda, and it explores the relationship between interorganizational partnerships and institutional sustainability. Most of the subject NGOs are members of a formal, locally developed network, called the Nansana Civil Society Network. Through examining both the formal and informal network, we can begin to understand how service delivery occurs through local initiatives and how the shift fr...
Keywords: Uganda; Africa; Public Affairs
|Surround sound for the DAW owner - Bayley, Michael John|
The purpose of this thesis portfolio project is to broaden the population of surround sound listeners and producers by presenting an eight-song album of multi-channel audio in the form of Pro Tools session files, so that people who own a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and an audio interface with more than two outputs are encouraged to set up their own three, four, or five-channel surround sound environment with equipment they already have at home...
Keywords: daw; audio engineering; thesis; digital audio workstation
|CONSENSUS ALGORITHM IN SMART GRID AND COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - Alfagee, Husain Abdulaziz|
On a daily basis, consensus theory attracts more and more researches from different areas of interest, to apply its techniques to solve technical problems in a way that is faster, more reliable, and even more precise than ever before. A power system network is one of those fields that consensus theory employs extensively. The use of the consensus algorithm to solve the Economic Dispatch and Load Restoration Problems is a good example...
Keywords: consensu alhorithm; economic dispatch problem; load restoration problems; smart grid; electrical engineering
|BURKE, BARTHES, BERLIN AND THE COMMUNAL CONVERSATION OF BUSINESS BLOGGING - Ewy, Jared Russell|
s a business composition professor or one of their students, you are most likely already engaged in intensive web and weblog writing lessons. I hope to add to what you're learning because the job market demands creative content providers who understand how to build and maintain an online community. Using rhetorical theory, composition philosophy, practical analysis and personal experience, I'll incorporate into this thesis an easier way to utilize the blog, and therefore a way to maximize exposu...
Keywords: blogging; business writing; composition; corporate communication; digital marketing
|Getting immunized against HPV : knowledge of and access to the HPV vaccine among Latina university women - Clevenger, Lesly-Marie|
The HPV vaccine was FDA approved in 2006 for women ages 9 to 26. The vaccine is 100% effective in preventing the infection of four HPV s that cause 90 percent of genital warts and 70 percent of cervical dysplasia. This thesis examines the knowledge of demographically diverse Latinas ages 19 to 26 regarding the HPV vaccine and their perceived access to the immunization. Unlike other studies which focus on the differences in knowledge and access to healthcare between Latinas and other demographic ...
Keywords: auraria library; thesis; etd; human papillomavirus; chicanas; women; hispanics
|Shades of Black: Obsidian Distribution and Social Organization at the Teuchitl�n Tradition Site of Navajas during the Late Formative - Hoedl, Lucas|
The Teuchitl�n tradition of West Mexico has often been overlooked within the greater context of Mesoamerica. Nevertheless, western Mexico contains a rich and vibrant cultural history that is ripe for expanded analysis. This paper broadens an understanding of the Teuchitl�n tradition by examining the role of obsidian distribution in the development of group social identity at the Late Formative Period site of Navajas, located in the Tequila Valley...
Keywords: archaeology; late formative; obsidian; west mexico; anthropology
|The politics of gender and violence: a case study of a mexican female senator and a law for victims of violence - Hernandez Inzunza, Sunner Daniela|
Violence against Mexican women is not a new subject. Disappearances and murdered women in the border town of Cd. Juarez and throughout the country are reported in the news headlines every day. Between 1999 and 2005 more than 6,000 women and girls were murdered, an average of 1,000 murdered women every year. The majority of the deaths result from violence within their household (Mexico, 2009). The rate of violence is not isolated to border towns...
Keywords: Mexican Female Politicians; Theory of Representation; Critical Mass Theory; Gender and Politics; Victim's Law
|Tracking spatiotemporal movements of dunlin (calidris alpina articola) migration through stable isotope analysis - Doll, Andrew Charles|
This thesis describes my investigations into the migratory and breeding behaviors of Dunlin (Calidris alpina arcticola) using chemical signals contained within the tissues of these long-distance migratory shorebirds. The ratios of stable isotopes (δ13C andδ15N) in the tissues of these birds serve as an intrinsic record of past dietary consumption. By studying the variation of these ratios over time and between tissues, I was able to make inferences about past behaviors.Chapter I describes how ...
Keywords: Dunlin; Migration; Stable isotope; Biology; Alaska
|Product reputation manipulation: the characteristics and impact of shill reviews - Ong, Toan|
Online reviews have become a popular method for consumers to express personal evaluation about products. Ecommerce firms have invested heavily into review systems because of the impact of product reviews on product sales and shopping behavior. However, the usage of product reviews is undermined by the increasing appearance of shill or fake reviews. As initial steps to deter and detect shill reviews, this study attempts to understand characteristics of shill reviews and influences of shill review...
Keywords: Reputation manipulation; Review systems; Shill review; Perceived quality; Computer Science and Information Systems
|Sinking your teeth into composition : teaching English using "Quartier de la Madeleine" - Syn, Benjamin Lyric|
To meet the diverse needs of composition students, Sinking Your Teeth into Composition: Teaching English Using "Quartier de Ia Madeleine" offers English teachers an additional resource to supplement lectures and textbooks. Vincenzo Natali's "Quartier de Ia Madeline," the 15th short film in the feature film Paris, je t'aime, offers insight into several composition fundamentals, which this guide will explain...
Keywords: university of colorado denver; auraria library; rhetoric; teaching writing; master of arts; French; English
|Performance analysis of adaptive blind equalization algorithms for noisy fir and iir channels - Althahab, Awwab Qasim|
This thesis addresses the problem of blind adaptive equalization of finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR) channels (their characteristics are unknown) in the fractionally sampling scenario. An adaptive equalizer is used at the receiver to compensate the time dispersion induced by noisy communication channels and eliminate the effect of Inter-Symbol-Interference (ISI). In other words, the overall our system model, which is a cascade connection of the channel and equali...
Keywords: finite impulse response; infinite impulse response; engineering; electrical
|Synchronization and Critical Behavior in Beta-Cell Networks: Towards the Engineering of the Islets of Langerhans - Hraha, Thomas|
The pancreatic islets of Langerhans' are multicellular micro-organs which are integral to maintaining glucose homeostasis through secretion of insulin. Beta cells within islets synchronize their insulin release through cell-cell communication to create large bursts to meet physiological needs. However, in patients with diabetes there is a reduction in this cell-cell coupling which leads to a hindered insulin response.To better characterize the effect of cell-cell coupling in β-cell synchron...
Keywords: biophysics; islets of langerhans; diabetes; pancreas
|Limited sensing random access algorithm - Idowu, Oluwapelumi|
This project presents the properties of a class of Limited Sensing Random Access algorithms. The operations and properties of the algorithms are presented in detail and compared with the ALOHA protocol. In particular, the performance of the algorithms in the presence of the limit Poisson user model is investigated and compared with that of the ALOHA protocol. In addition, performance evaluation of these algorithms and comparison with the ALOHA protocol are also performed in environments where ad...
Keywords: Limited sensing; Electrical Engineering; binary split algorithm; two cell stack; three cell stack
|Analyzing environmental and structural characteristics of concrete for carbon mitigation and climate adaptation in urban areas: a case study in Rajkot, India - Solis, Andrea Valdez|
Increasing temperatures, varying rain events accompanied with flooding or droughts coupled with increasing water demands, and decreasing air quality are just some examples of stresses that urban systems face with the onset of climate change and rapid urbanization. Literature suggests that greenhouse gases are a leading cause of climate change and are of a result of anthropogenic activities such as infrastructure development...
Keywords: High Volume Fly Ash Concrete; Pervious Concrete; Sustainable Concrete Technologies; Urban Infrastructure; Civil Engineering
|Nutrition education and scratch cooking changes in schools: a mixed methods study of interventions in aurora public schools - Guenther, Debra Carol|
This paper examines the impact of a nutrition education intervention on food choice and consumption in elementary cafeterias. After a school district changed 42 lunch and breakfast entr�e recipes to include more whole grains, fresh produce and fresh meats, this study examined student food choice and food consumption in five schools with a nutrition education intervention and five schools without...
Keywords: Scratch Cooking; Health and Behavioral Sciences; Nutrition Education; School Cafeterias
|Indigenous environmental knowledge : past cases and future prospects - Herman-Mercer, Nicole|
Indigenous Environmental Knowledge defined as, a cumulative body of knowledge and beliefs, handed down through generations by cultural transmission, about the relationship of living beings (human and non-human animals and plants) with one another and with their physical environment, has a great potential to inform western science in the area of climate change. This thesis presents work that bas been conducted in the arctic and sub-arctic with Indigenous Knowledge...
Keywords: university of colorado denver; auraria library; anthropology; social science; thesis; yukon river; mexico
|Ideas of order in seventeenth-century music writing - Brooks-Nelson, Melanie|
England in the seventeenth century was in the midst of turmoil: political, religious, and scientific. Civil war and regicide, puritan dissension, and a fundamental shift in the perception of nature all challenged the presumption of unity encoded in the notion of the harmony of the spheres. The very foundation of order and authority was at stake; but because the presumption of unity had prevented the development of a language of diversity, the historian has few sources for the transparent express...
Keywords: britain; history of science; music treatises; natural philosophy; scientific revolution; seventeenth century
|Localized motion control of dynamically simulated elastic models - Greway, Anthony Robert|
Physics based simulations have been flourishing for many years and provide us with an excellent method to formulate the overall motion of an elastic model. Inherently these simulations are limited by sensitive initial conditions and other material constraints that make it difficult to achieve an intended motion. Point and key-frame controls have more complete control over a deformable object and offer the ability to place a node at any position, but this can prove to be very difficult to manage ...
Keywords: computer science; simulations; elastic models
|Historical studies journal, University of Colorado Denver, 2005 - Department of History, University of Colorado Denver|
2005 issue of Historical Studies JournalFrom journal's website:The University of Colorado Denver History Department supports and produces the Historical Studies Journal each year to provide students with opportunities to participate in publishing and editing professional history papers as part of our individual and collective paths toward becoming historians. Writing papers for submission, walking through the editing process as an author, and editing papers produced by others allows students ...
Keywords: periodicals; colorado; history
|The dialectical environment of the mind: a philosophical foundation for biomimicry in the theories of G.W.F. Hegel and Jean Piaget - Windle, Robert Richard, III|
Biomimicry is a technological approach to engaging with the natural world which looks to nature as an intellectual source to solve human problems. The current problems of environmental degradation and the challenges of long-term sustainable production have given rise to the practice of biomimicry. This new form of technologically engaging with the world is reflective of a certain relationship between self and object...
Keywords: Frankfurt School; Hegel; Piaget; Humanities; Environmental design
|Seismic microzonation of ground motion in southwestern colorado using GIS and S-factor amplification analysis - Quinn, Chris Lee Roy|
Seismic Microzonation of Ground Motion in Southwestern Colorado using GIS and S-Factor AnalysisThesis directed by Professor Nien-Yin ChangAbstractEarthquakes worldwide accounted for more than $300 billion in damage and over 21,000 lives in 2011 (USGS, 2011).That year saw one of the worst earthquakes ever in Sendai Japan of an earthquake of Mw 9 and produced a tsunami wave that caused unprecedented damage along the eastern coastline of Japan (USGS, 2011)...
Keywords: hazard; map; seismic; integrated science; GIS
|Communication algorithms for adversarial multiple access channels - Anantharamu, Lakshmi|
We investigate dynamic broadcasting in multiple access channels. Packet injection and jamming are constrained by adversarial models, which determine injection rates and burstiness of traffic. We develop a number of deterministic distributed broadcast protocols and study their efficiency. The performance of protocols is measured by packet latency and queue size, as functions of the parameters of the underlying adversarial models...
Keywords: Complexity Analysis; Multiple Access Channel; Packet routing; Computer Science and Information Systems; Algorithms